Sovereign 5.0 (17'), 1983, Moscow, Idaho, $6,500, price reduced 11/28/08 to $5,100, sold 3/9/09

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1983 Sovereign 5.0

  • Length 17'
  • Disp: 1350 lbs
  • Ballast: 540 lbs
  • Sail Area: 138 Sq Ft

    This is a safe and simple small pocket cruiser with a long short keel like many of the Compac models (Sovereign was also a Tampa Bay company like Compac). The boat rounds up long before a knock down. She has floatation chambers in the bow and under the aft bunks. All ports are screened and with the front hatch, there is excellent ventilation. It has a nice long cockpit and when sitting below the tall dog house affords reasonable comfort for me (6ft tall), though I could not fully sit up. The whole unit pulls nicely on the trailer with no sway and the extendable hitch makes launching very easy. We have found very few ramps that were too shallow. The Teflon pads on the trailer make it easier to push off if she is not quite floating off the trailer. If you are looking for a two person overnighter, this boat works great and in my humble opinion, offers a lot for a small cruiser. She never fails to draw a comment from passersby.

    Recent improvements and features include:

  • Sails completely cleaned and reconditioned by Sail Care. Main has one reef point. Jib has UV strip.
  • New Honda 2hp 4 stroke long shaft (5 hours on it)
  • New running rigging
  • New Dwyer spreader brackets on a Dwyer mast
  • New V berth cushions with 5" foam
  • New (portable) 5 gallon fresh water and 3 gallon Gray water tank
  • New Porta Potty (Wife advises me that no woman wants a used Porta Potty, so we'll keep if you don't want since it has been used twice so far...)
  • Exterior woodwork has all been well protected with Deks Olje' this spring
  • Small anchor and short chain rode
  • Harken headsail furling
  • Matching sail cover and tiller cover
  • Chain locker in bow
  • Built in Cooler in step
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Tiller cover
  • Cabin carpet
  • Convertible cabin to cockpit table
  • Built in manual bilge pump
  • Disp: 1350 lbs
  • Ballast: 540 lbs
  • Sail Area: 138 Sq Ft


  • New tires
  • Repacked bearings
  • New Teflon bunk and keel sliders
  • 8' extendable tongue (also has a 4' setting)

    Will sell for less without motor

    Thanks, Kevin
    Moscow, Idaho

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